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On any given day, 1 in 5 people has a sexually transmitted infection. It is not unlikely that one of the infected will be seeing you for treatment. Most RTIs exhibit a “biological sexism,” say Jeanne Marrazzo and Ina Park. Women are more likely than men to acquire RTIs, due to the transmission dynamics during an act of vaginal intercourse. For example, the risk of acquiring gonorrhea from a single act of vaginal intercourse (where one partner is infectious) is approximately 25% for men and 50% for women.
We may feel the brunt of collateral damage from the COVID-19 pandemic for some years to come. Increased incidence of breast and other cancers may be one of the consequences, according to the director of the National Cancer Institute. The social precautions brought upon by the pandemic have led many people to delay their routine screenings, such as mammograms and colonoscopies. As such, one public health crisis may lead into another crisis.